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Preetha Reddy, managing director of Apollo Hospitals (Chennai), one of the largest healthcare conglomerates of India, is one of the pioneer businesswomen of India in the segment of healthcare industry

Inspired and guided by her father, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, the pioneer of corporatized healthcare in India, Preetha had formally joined Apollo Hospitals as Joint Managing Director in 1989 and five years later, she became the Managing Director of the Group. A forerunner of integrated healthcare in Asia and globally, Apollo Hospitals' has been in a position of strength at every touchpoint of the healthcare delivery chain. The group's presence includes quaternary and tertiary care hospitals in urban and semi-urban India, primary care & diagnostic family clinics, pharmacies, health education and research endeavours, global clinical trials, wellness, healthcare consulting, business process operations and healthcare technology services. Since inception in 1983, Apollo Hospitals has been honoured with the trust of over 26 million patients. Preetha Reddy steers the operations of the Apollo Hospitals group and works closely with the clinicians to help introduce contemporary protocols and continually raise the bar for clinical outcomes. She also oversees the planning, designing and funding of new projects, with a view to directing the Group towards optimum utilization of resources and funds. Keenly focused on Quality, she institutionalized strict adherence to pre-determined standards in every area of operations of the Group's hospitals. With an aim to harness the growing mobile penetration in India, Preetha had initiated partnerships with telecom providers and Apollo Hospitals pioneered m-health solutions in India. These path breaking mobile healthcare partnerships are set to transform the delivery of healthcare across India and will accelerate Apollo Hospitals' vision of touching a billion lives. She works with industry bodies and the Government of India to advance...
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